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Do You Wish the 40-Hour Work Week Was Still the Norm?

We enjoyed this infographic from Online MBA called Bring Back the 40-Hour Work Week.

But it made us wonder: Does GenY even WANT the 40-hour week back?

Or do we enjoy throwing ourselves into our startups, traditional jobs and adding a side hustle to our work load?

What do YOU think?


We’d love to hear from you in the comments: Are you in favor of bringing back the 40-hour work week?


Bring Back the 40 Hour Work Week Infographic


    • No, government has nothing to do with it. It’s due to huge increases in business productivity that allow companies to hire more part timers and fewer full timers. Plus, in an economy where the underemployment rate is over 20% and the labor participation rate is at 40 year lows it seems absurd to me to be whining about working too hard.

    • Jon,
      Thanks for checking out our infographic. When looking for statistics for this particular infographic we used the BLS and Bureau of Economic Analysis for the working number of hours I think we were looking at two different data sets, as our research accounts for the entire U.S. workforce.

    • @ Jon DiPietro. Thank you for your insight. I cannot comment on where MBAOnline pulled their data but given the context of the article, I’m sure they are talking about full-time employees. The data provided by BLS in that particular graph represents an average of all full-time and part-time employees. The information provided here: shows an average of 42.3 hours for employees who normally work full-time in non-agricultural industries.

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